When I was 18, I went to Disneyland for the first time. It was one of those “I just graduated from high school! I’m going to Disneyland!” commercial celebratory moments, much like when Peyton Manning wins the Superbowl or Kim Kardashian dominates the cover of every single celebrity gossip magazine at the newsstands in the same week. And while I had a good time, I had to wait a whole decade to go to what I would consider the happiest place on the earth: The United State Supreme Court.
Yep, you read that right. I have a not-so-secret love of the Supreme Court. And I indulge my love openly at work (under the guise of “professional reading”) by reading the SCOTUSblog on a daily basis. So it was to my great delight to see that the site has been revamped just in time for the 2011-2012 court season. Now sponsored by Bloomberg Law, the new site layout still features the court daily calendar and a round-up of court news, along with new features to the site such as a beefed up “community” page for online discussion of the high court and law in general. Also, the site will now feature more commentary and case summaries from legal experts, as opposed to law students.
And for those of you keeping score, the Court has granted 49 total petitions so far this October Term, but one was dismissed under Rule 46 soon after it was granted, so you will want to use 48 as the total if you are like me and keep a score sheet.